Memories Of Bygone Days

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Memories of Bygone Days

Date: 15th June 2013

I have a flat in a large Victorian house and one of the other inmates has just unearthed this picture of the building when it was in use as a school and the girls were having a Gym lesson in the Garden.

How I hated Sports and Gym when at school and I was reminded of that dreadful Vaulting 'horse' which you can see on the right of the picture.  I was lousy at sport and also much smaller than the other girls as I was nearly a year younger than the rest of the form having a January birthday.  It was sheer agony trying to 'vault' over that horse.  And I remember the 'rib stalls' all around the hall which was used for Assembly, Gym and School productions.  

I also remember having the occasional visit from Reverend Mother where we all had to file up on stage - kiss the wrinkled old lady and then were given a sweet.  I suppose as sweets were still on ration, this probably represented the entire stock of the nun's sweetie allowance - rather a generous gesture.

Memories of Bygone Days

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